Bruce deConinckSmith, A.Sc.T., C.E.T., Principal
Bruce began the two-year Architectural Technologies Program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1974. Between first and second year studies, he was employed by CedarGlen Homes Ltd., in Calgary, as designer and draftsman. During second year, he and a classmate received the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Award (1977) for their design of a modular, portable classroom.
After completing the second year at SAIT, Bruce worked as a tenant coordinator and architectural draftsperson with Abugov & Sunderland, Architects and Consulting Engineers Ltd., a major Calgary architectural firm at the time. The main focus of the firm was large scale shopping centres and high-rise multi-use buildings throughout Western Canada and the United States.
Bruce moved home to Lethbridge, Alberta and to a smaller architectural firm in 1979 advancing to job captain and senior draftsperson on a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
In 1982 he founded his own business as "deConinckSmith Drafting". The name of the firm was changed to Custom Concepts in 1992. In 1993 Bruce was accepted for membership by the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) as an Applied Science Technologist, Architecture (A.Sc.T.). In 2011 the designation structure of ASET changed and Bruce was also granted the designation of Certified Engineering Technologist, Building (C.E.T.).
Since the founding of the company in 1982, this firm has completed almost 1000 projects. Beginning with residences and small addition and renovation work in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, Custom Concepts has expanded its focus to include commercial and industrial projects nationwide.
Our client base includes private families and home builders, real estate agents and developers, businessmen and professionals, local and provincial government departments and national franchise food chains such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Arby's.
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